ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I care about our world and the people within, and that's really all it takes to motivate me with regards to sustainability.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Sustainable Solutions project strives to motivate college and high school students to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals through project-based solutions. They will be hosting their inaugural competition in Spring 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania. Their measurable goal is to obtain at least 500 signups on their listserv, host 4 information/training sessions with at least 20 individuals per session, recruit at least 20 members to our planning committee, gain sponsorship to cover base costs of our venue, and host a successful kickoff event with at least 80 individuals turnout. This project is advancing SDG 11 and UNAI 9.
About the Millennium Fellow
Richard Ling is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Systems Engineering and Environmental Science. He founded Sustainable Solutions with the hope of advancing progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the municipal scale. Apart from his work with Sustainable Solutions, he loves playing the violin and basketball, and spending time with his family.